First look at Kerry Ellis as Grizabella in Cats

Ellis has taken over from Nicole Scherzinger in the role

First look photos have been released of Kerry Ellis as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, which she joined earlier this week.

The former Wicked star has joined Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which is based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Cats is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne and design by John Napier. It features songs including "Memory" and "Mr Mistoffelees".

The rest of the cast comprises Cameron Ball, Kathryn Barnes, Cassie Clare, Ross Finnie, Charlene Ford, Stevie Hutchinson, Adam Lake, Paul F Monaghan, Joel Morris, Natasha Mould, Benjamin Mundy, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Joseph Poulton, Nicholas Pound, Sophia Ragavelas, Clare Rickard, Adam Salter, Laurie Scarth, Hannah Kenna Thomas, Callum Train, Zizi Strallen, Dawn Williams, Benjamin Yates, Ryan Gover, Barry Haywood, Alice Jane, Grace McKee, Dane Quixall and Libby Watts.